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Author Wentz, Rachel K.

Title Let burn : the making and breaking of a firefighter/paramedic / Rachel K. Wentz.

Imprint [Place of publication not identified] : Vearsa, [date of publication not identified]

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Description 1 online resource
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Contents ""Contents""; ""Introduction""; ""Part One: Into the Field""; ""Getting Started""; ""Down and Out""; ""A Brave New World""; ""Loss""; ""Part-Timer""; ""Training Day""; ""Class #64""; ""The Trauma Room""; ""Hospital Rotations""; ""A Rainy Sunday""; ""The Test""; ""Train Wreck""; ""Life on an Ambulance""; ""Alone in the Woods""; ""Assaults""; ""A Slow Saturday""; ""Part Two: OFD""; ""Rookie""; ""First Night""; ""Delivery""; ""Man Down""; ""Desperation""; ""Suddenly""; ""The Catch""; ""The Infant""; ""The Burning Room""; ""Under the Camper""; ""Death by Suicide""; ""Special Effects""
""The Boy in the Road""""Regulars""; ""The Usual Spots""; ""Missing""; ""The Patient""; ""The Intruder""; ""Learning to Drive""; ""Driving""; ""In Charge""; ""Mealtime""; ""Training""; ""Practical Jokes""; ""Home""; ""Part Three: Command""; ""Learning""; ""A Hole in the Floor""; ""A New Direction""; ""Training Division""; ""Learning to Lead""; ""A Fork in the Road""; ""A Final Step""; ""Returning to Shift""; ""Part Four: And It All Came Crashing Down""; ""The Call""; ""Charges""; ""A Gathering Storm""; ""Verdict""; ""Aftermath""; ""Reporting for Duty""; ""The Appeal""
""Turning to the Union""""The Meeting""; ""The Only Option""; ""Farewell""
Summary In 1985, desiring a meaningful, high-paced career in public service, Rachel Wentz left her university studies to become a firefighter/paramedic. Only the eighth woman hired by the Orlando Fire Department, a highly competitive department steeped in tradition, Wentz excelled, completing an AS in Fire Science, a master's in public administration, and numerous specialized training courses to prepare her for an administrative position within the department. Wentz spent eleven years with OFD, experiencing a career that was every bit as exciting and challenging as she had sought. A moving, candid, a.
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Subject Wentz, Rachel K.
Orlando (Fla.). Fire Department.
Orlando (Fla.). Fire Department.
Women fire fighters -- Florida -- Biography.
Allied health personnel -- Florida -- Biography.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: 9781611860719 1611860717 (DLC) 2012029290
ISBN 1609173570 (electronic bk.)
9781609173579 (electronic bk.)
9781628960907 (electronic bk.)
1628960906 (electronic bk.)
9781611860719 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
1611860717 (pbk. ; alk. paper)